Cómo funcionan nuestros robots

Funciones únicas de Ozone para una cobertura adicional

Funciones únicas de Ozone para una cobertura adicional

Funciones únicas de Ozone para una cobertura adicional

Funciones únicas de Ozone para una cobertura adicional

Funciones únicas de Ozone para una cobertura adicional

Funciones únicas de Ozone para una cobertura adicional

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Is the battery replaceable/interchangeable? i.e. Can you charge the battery separately and use a fully charged one immediately so there is no down time of the robot?


Yes, the battery is replaceable and can be charged separately whilst a reserve battery is used to minimise down time. The robots are also now fitted with a plug so the system can work directly from the electricity supply when connected whilst also charging.




How frequently do the UV-C lamps need to be replaced?


Approximately every 16,000 hours. The lamps can work long after their useful life, but at reduced intensity as the filaments of the lamp wear out over time.




Should UV-C lamps be cleaned?


UV-C lamps should be checked periodically (about every three months) and cleaned with a microfibre cloth.




How can I dispose of UV lamps?


UV lamps should be treated like fluorescent lamps and in accordance with each country’s environmental regulations.




Does the Ozone mechanism need to be replaced?


No. This feature is UV lamp dependent hence follows the same UV lamp replacement requirements.





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How does ozone work?


Ozone kills bacteria by destroying their cell wall. Once the cell wall is destroyed, the bacteria will not be able to survive. The third ozone oxygen atom is extremely reactive because it is unstable. This atom easily attaches to other odour molecules. When contaminants such as odours, bacteria or viruses come into contact with ozone, their chemical structure is changed to less odorous compounds. While more ozone attacks the remaining compounds, the odour is eventually destroyed. This process is called oxidation. Ozone essentially returns to oxygen after being used. This makes it a very environmentally friendly oxidant.




What kind of odours does Ozone eliminate?


Ozone neutralizes bacteria and moulds which are the main cause of odours generated and breaks down compounds in air. Therefore, any odours, including nicotine, are eliminated and not simply disguised.




How long does ozone last?


As soon as ozone forms in a generator and disperses into a room, part of it returns to oxygen (O2). This step occurs in several processes, including the following: (i) oxidation reacts with an organic material such as odours or smoke. (ii) reactions with bacteria, etc., which again consume ozone for oxidation reactions.


In addition, ozone breaks thermally. Higher temperatures destroy ozone faster than lower temperatures. The remaining ozone is called residual ozone. The "residual" ozone created will return to oxygen usually within 30 minutes, in amounts equal to half its level. This means that after each subsequent 30-minute period at the end of the period, half of the residual ozone that was present at the beginning of the period would remain. This is similar to a geometric progression of 16; 8; 4; 2; 1. In practice, the half-life is generally less than 30 minutes due to temperature, dust and other contaminants in the air.


Therefore, ozone, although very powerful, does not last long. It does the job and then disappears back into safe ‘oxygen’ in air.




What is the right ozone level?


The right level of ozone is when all the ozone generated is consumed. This applies only to the continuous use of ozone in busy environments, not for the treatment of shocks. However, this is difficult to achieve because the process is a balancing act. Initially the output of the machine is set to eliminate the odour problem as quickly as possible. While this is being realised, less ozone is needed for the decreasing odour, etc., thus leaving excess ozone residue in the air. If the machine output is not lowered, excess ozone will remain. If you notice a strong ozone smell, then there is more ozone than is necessary, and it is suggested to aerate and leave the room stand for few minutes (the unit will ensure ozone levels returns to safe levels before cycle completion). Note: Ozone does not need to be detected by humans to be effective. Ozone can work even when humans are unable to smell it.




When should I use ozone-producing lamps?


UV-C germicide lamps generate power at 185nm and 254 nm. This UV-C emission produces copious amounts of ozone in the air. Ozone is an extremely active oxidant and destroys microorganisms in air on contact. Ozone doubles also as a deodorant. Another advantage is that it can reach shadowed areas and blind spots that UV-C radiation cannot reach directly.




From our understanding the UV lights neutralise the Ozone O3 molecules back to Oxygen O2. How long does this process take?


The Ozone molecules are converted back to O2 towards the end of each cycle. The neutralising period takes approximately 20% of the entire cycle time and is calculated/executed automatically.




Can you set the Robot to use UV-C only without Ozone?


Yes – the robot can be programmed to disinfect using the UV-C feature exclusively.




Is there a way of testing the ozone levels once a room / area has been cleaned?


An Ozone meter can be utilised to determine levels remaining following completion of cycle. The unit does not operate at Ozone levels which are harmful to humans and integrates a neutralising phase into the cycle so O3 is eliminated before individuals return to the space.





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What are the health and safety operational requirements to using the machine?


The UV-C disinfection robots are suitable for every environment due to the low voltage equipment feature and its electromagnetic compatibility. This feature limits the penetration to every kind of material including garments and food. However, prolonged exposure to UV rays can cause photo degradation of organic and synthetic materials. Most photographic degradation can occur only on the immediate surface of a material and/or manifest itself as fading or discolouration. The degree to which an object might be susceptible to UV degradation should be considered in any application where exposure can be prolonged. It is advisable to protect valuable or delicate artwork to avoid any damage through longer term exposure to UV-C light.

Long-term exposure of germicide UV-C light to plastic reduces the shelf life of plastic by about 10%. Example: If the plastic normally lasts about ten years and is exposed to UV-C germicide light all the time, it should probably be replaced in 9 years. Plant life can be damaged by direct germicide ultraviolet rays or reflections. Dyes and transient colours can be faded by prolonged exposure to ultraviolet rays.




Is ozone harmful and what are the long-term effects?


Several regulatory agencies, including the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), have determined that the permitted residual safety level is 0.1 ppm (parts per million). Note that this allowed level is for continuous exposure for a full day of 8 hours. The robots operate at an Ozone concentration of 0.05 ppm (parts per million) which is within human safety levels. The temporary effects of such low exposure range from headaches, to sore throats and irritation of the eyes and nose. No long-term effect has ever been documented by ozone exposure.

The robots operate at an Ozone concentration of 0.05 ppm (parts per million) which is within human safety levels.




What effects does the UV-C and Ozone have on plants, exposure to food, working surfaces, electronics, garden centres, computer spaces etc?


Prolonged exposure to UV can cause photo degradation of organic and synthetic materials. Owing to the short wavelength, UV-C transmissivity tends to be very low for most materials; therefore, most of the photo degradation may occur only on the immediate surface of a material, and/or manifest itself as fading or discoloration. The degree to which an object might be susceptible to UV degradation needs to be considered in any application where exposure may be prolonged.




How do you know when it is safe to re-enter a room? Does it produce a safety report upon completion of cycle stating the levels of ozone have been neutralised?  Is it safe to enter once the cleaning cycle has finished or do you have to leave the area to “settle”?


The space can be entered as soon as the disinfection cycle has finished. The programme schedules appropriate time for Ozone levels to be transformed (back to Oxygen) down to a maximum of 0.05 parts per million, far below the levels considered harmful to people.




Are there EU regulations for ozone limits / use?


There are no EU regulations for Ozone limits; but levels in excess of 0.3 ppm is classed as harmful to humans.




Is it safe to look at the device through a window while it is running?


Yes. UV-C waves cannot penetrate through glass; therefore, it is safe to be on the other side of a window. The movement sensor (if activated) however can notice you and abort the cycle.




If a person enters a room, we understand the robot immediately aborts the cleaning process.  Does it offer a warning to the person who has entered?


Yes. A chromatic variation of the LEDs to red indicates the cleaning process has been aborted. The machine stops immediately upon sensing any movement of a human or otherwise and lamps are shut down.





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What is the approximate timescale of disinfection per square metre?





What reporting system is in place?


The scope of the report is to trace the disinfection cycle. The report is generated in PDF format and can be downloaded directly onto any smart device, hence can be saved digitally, mailed or printed. The reports can be used for auditing purposes as they provide a clear record of the disinfection activity, date, time, operator and any accompanying notes relevant for the report.




What languages does the software operate in?


  • Italian
  • English
  • French
  • Spanish




Do you have to set the robot to map out each area and record it in a memory bank?


The robot automatically maps the area when being used in a space for the first time. This takes a few minutes, depending on the size and surfaces within the space. Once each area has been mapped; it is stored in the library ready for selection each time that space is being disinfected.




If a room stored in the library is temporarily inaccessible, will the robot report that this area has not been cleansed?


The robot will not develop a report for any rooms that have not been cleansed. We recommend the user maintaining a record of the proposed disinfection ‘route’ and those completed so any un-sanitised spaces can be returned to when accessible. The robot notifies the user whenever new elements such as new furniture is placed in a previously mapped room. In such cases a new room map is required for a continuous effective disinfection run.




In relation to the mobility of the robots, what flooring surfaces and incline can they navigate?


The robot can navigate most underfoot surfaces. The Sol model can handle 5-7% incline at a reduced speed.




Is the app downloadable on any iPad/Smart phone?


Authorised users can log in through a web portal using a tablet, smartphone or any other device equipped with wi-fi and a browser. The robot has its own wi-fi hotspot which the user connects to. No App download is necessary.




How is each robot activated?


The robots can only be activated using a username and authorised password. Every user has an individual password assigned to them. Remote assistance to recover any passwords is also provided.




Do lamps need a power supply to work?


Yes: a germicide lamp is part of a system and the system cannot be fully defined and optimized unless the lamp and reactor combination are determined. It is the interaction between lamp and reactor that is the real determining factor in the system's performance.




Is there a ‘fast clean’ setting?


The robots benefit from a quick mode or a personal settings mode according to needs, especially for a fast turnaround of space. However, the efficacy of the robots UV-C light may be affected through adjusting the time away from what is recommended.




Is there any indication of time/money saved/efficiency of virus elimination when using robots versus general cleaning?


The only cost of using the UV-C disinfection robots is energy and lamp replacement (approximately every 16,000 hours). Disinfection is carried out using Oxygen in the air which is abundant, free of charge and environmentally friendly. There is no purchase or transportation of harmful chemicals as with traditional cleaning/disinfection and the consistency of sanitisation is far higher using UV-C with Ozone that from an individual cleaner whose standard can differ from one and the other and from day to day.




What cleaning is recommended (if any) prior to using a UV-C disinfection robot?


Disinfection does not replace cleaning: dust, dirt and debris must be removed first. We would recommend using the UV-C disinfection robot as a final step in the cleaning process and in addition to regular disinfection of surfaces and spaces where possible.




How long does disinfection last?


After disinfection, the room will remain very low microbial load until new pathogens enter the room from a visitor. If properly cleaned and disinfected, the decontamination procedure does not need to be repeated until new ‘contamination’ has occurred i.e. room occupied by new visitor.




What is the right position for the UV-C robot?


The UV-C dose received in a room normally equipped after decontamination with a mobile unit that emits UV-C varies depending on the distance between the light source and the irradiated area and any object between those shadows. It is necessary to ensure that an adequate dose has been received in shaded and/or critical areas. Disposable indicators can help ensure that an adequate dose has been received.

As the distance from the lamp increases, the effectiveness against microorganisms decreases drastically, requiring a multiple placement in the room to achieve even partial disinfection.

Evolve Raybotix robots work via an automated, remote-managed system that self-regulates based on the size and dynamics of a room's contents to provide the right dose of UV-C light. Our technology uses the tool to measure UV-C light in a combined way that is diverted to shaded and indirect areas for terminal disinfection. When energy is diverted around the room, shadowed areas are reached and pathogens are eliminated ensuring a complete disinfection result, each time.




To be effective, how close do they need to be to the surface?


Exposure of the germicide ultraviolet is the product of time and intensity. High intensity for a short period and low intensity over a long period are basically the same in lethal action on bacteria. The law of the inverse square applies to the germicide ultraviolet as well as to light: the killing power decreases as the distance from the lamps increases. The average bacterium will be killed in ten seconds at a distance of six inches from the lamp.





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Is the battery replaceable/interchangeable? i.e. Can you charge the battery separately and use a fully charged one immediately so there is no down time of the robot?


Yes, the battery is replaceable and can be charged separately whilst a reserve battery is used to minimise down time. The robots are also now fitted with a plug so the system can work directly from the electricity supply when connected whilst also charging.




How frequently do the UV-C lamps need to be replaced?


Approximately every 16,000 hours. The lamps can work long after their useful life, but at reduced intensity as the filaments of the lamp wear out over time.




Should UV-C lamps be cleaned?


UV-C lamps should be checked periodically (about every three months) and cleaned with a microfibre cloth.




How can I dispose of UV lamps?


UV lamps should be treated like fluorescent lamps and in accordance with each country’s environmental regulations.




Does the Ozone mechanism need to be replaced?


No. This feature is UV lamp dependent hence follows the same UV lamp replacement requirements.





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What is the approximate timescale of disinfection per square metre?





What reporting system is in place?


The scope of the report is to trace the disinfection cycle. The report is generated in PDF format and can be downloaded directly onto any smart device, hence can be saved digitally, mailed or printed. The reports can be used for auditing purposes as they provide a clear record of the disinfection activity, date, time, operator and any accompanying notes relevant for the report.




What languages does the software operate in?


  • Italian
  • English
  • French
  • Spanish




Do you have to set the robot to map out each area and record it in a memory bank?


The robot automatically maps the area when being used in a space for the first time. This takes a few minutes, depending on the size and surfaces within the space. Once each area has been mapped; it is stored in the library ready for selection each time that space is being disinfected.




If a room stored in the library is temporarily inaccessible, will the robot report that this area has not been cleansed?


The robot will not develop a report for any rooms that have not been cleansed. We recommend the user maintaining a record of the proposed disinfection ‘route’ and those completed so any un-sanitised spaces can be returned to when accessible. The robot notifies the user whenever new elements such as new furniture is placed in a previously mapped room. In such cases a new room map is required for a continuous effective disinfection run.




In relation to the mobility of the robots, what flooring surfaces and incline can they navigate?


The robot can navigate most underfoot surfaces. The Sol model can handle 5-7% incline at a reduced speed.




Is the app downloadable on any iPad/Smart phone?


Authorised users can log in through a web portal using a tablet, smartphone or any other device equipped with wi-fi and a browser. The robot has its own wi-fi hotspot which the user connects to. No App download is necessary.




How is each robot activated?


The robots can only be activated using a username and authorised password. Every user has an individual password assigned to them. Remote assistance to recover any passwords is also provided.




Do lamps need a power supply to work?


Yes: a germicide lamp is part of a system and the system cannot be fully defined and optimized unless the lamp and reactor combination are determined. It is the interaction between lamp and reactor that is the real determining factor in the system's performance.




Is there a ‘fast clean’ setting?


The robots benefit from a quick mode or a personal settings mode according to needs, especially for a fast turnaround of space. However, the efficacy of the robots UV-C light may be affected through adjusting the time away from what is recommended.




Is there any indication of time/money saved/efficiency of virus elimination when using robots versus general cleaning?


The only cost of using the UV-C disinfection robots is energy and lamp replacement (approximately every 16,000 hours). Disinfection is carried out using Oxygen in the air which is abundant, free of charge and environmentally friendly. There is no purchase or transportation of harmful chemicals as with traditional cleaning/disinfection and the consistency of sanitisation is far higher using UV-C with Ozone that from an individual cleaner whose standard can differ from one and the other and from day to day.




What cleaning is recommended (if any) prior to using a UV-C disinfection robot?


Disinfection does not replace cleaning: dust, dirt and debris must be removed first. We would recommend using the UV-C disinfection robot as a final step in the cleaning process and in addition to regular disinfection of surfaces and spaces where possible.




How long does disinfection last?


After disinfection, the room will remain very low microbial load until new pathogens enter the room from a visitor. If properly cleaned and disinfected, the decontamination procedure does not need to be repeated until new ‘contamination’ has occurred i.e. room occupied by new visitor.




What is the right position for the UV-C robot?


The UV-C dose received in a room normally equipped after decontamination with a mobile unit that emits UV-C varies depending on the distance between the light source and the irradiated area and any object between those shadows. It is necessary to ensure that an adequate dose has been received in shaded and/or critical areas. Disposable indicators can help ensure that an adequate dose has been received.

As the distance from the lamp increases, the effectiveness against microorganisms decreases drastically, requiring a multiple placement in the room to achieve even partial disinfection.

Evolve Raybotix robots work via an automated, remote-managed system that self-regulates based on the size and dynamics of a room's contents to provide the right dose of UV-C light. Our technology uses the tool to measure UV-C light in a combined way that is diverted to shaded and indirect areas for terminal disinfection. When energy is diverted around the room, shadowed areas are reached and pathogens are eliminated ensuring a complete disinfection result, each time.




To be effective, how close do they need to be to the surface?


Exposure of the germicide ultraviolet is the product of time and intensity. High intensity for a short period and low intensity over a long period are basically the same in lethal action on bacteria. The law of the inverse square applies to the germicide ultraviolet as well as to light: the killing power decreases as the distance from the lamps increases. The average bacterium will be killed in ten seconds at a distance of six inches from the lamp.





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